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Population Growth Slow in Central Minnesota

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Jun 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - New population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show slow population growth in central Minnesota.

St. Cloud, Sartell, Waite Park, Sauk Rapids and St. Augusta all saw increases of about a half-percent since the 2010 census. The numbers are based on births, deaths and migration.

Cities along the I-94 and Highway 10 corridors saw slightly higher growth. Clearwater and Monticello each grew by an estimated one-point-four percent, and Clear Lake and Big Lake grew by about one percent.

Long Prairie and Princeton were two cities that saw their population estimates shrink.

Nationally, the population grew by about one percent from 2010 to 2011. Texas had eight of the fifteen most rapidly growing larger cities.

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